The brief for this contemporary navy kitchen was to create an overall feel of classic cabinetry rather than a modern, glossy kitchen. Requirements included dark navy cabinets but not too blue and not too black! We used this rich colour on the base cabinets and removed any wall cabinets to give a simple, spacious feel. The room is in the middle of the house and therefore has limited natural light. Removing the wall units, installing a white worksurface and a reflective paint means the light can now bounce around the room. We added interest to the pared back aesthetic with a hammered copper sink and aged brass fittings.
Through clever space planning, we added full height cabinets to the space leading to the adjoining dining room. This has the dual benefit of increasing storage and also drawing the kitchen and dining spaces together. Flexible lighting was used across the spaces to suit both day and evenings.
The resulting space is sympathetic to the period of the house and provides both a functional space in which to cook and a relaxing and welcoming space in which to relax as a family and entertain.